Recycling instructions


Thank you for deciding to help us protect our reserves of valuable natural resources for future generations.  Under our recycling program you can exchange your used Warchal strings for new ones directly with the manufacturer.

How to send us your strings

If you want to send us your used Warchal strings:

  1. Log in to your Warchalshop account and then click on your name in the top right corner. Click on "Recycling Program" in the drop down menu - this will bring you to your recycling account.
  2. Click on "Add new recycling request".  A form will come up on your screen.  On the form, click on the type and amount of strings that you want to send.
  3. Continue by clicking on "Submit request".  When you do this, "Quick instructions" will come up and you will be able to access your form with the assigned ID. Print out this form and send it with your strings.  If you can’t print out the form carefully write down your request ID and send it to us with your strings.

Customs declaration

If you are sending strings from outside the EU please fill out a customs declaration as well. It’s usually a sticker that goes right onto the postal package. Ask for one at your local post office. On the declaration please write “Used violin strings” and a value of $1.00 regardless of how many strings you’re sending or how much credit you should receive for them.  If the package doesn’t reach us because a customs declaration form wasn’t filled out we won’t be able to give you credit.

Shipping costs

The cost of shipping used strings to us is covered by the customer (the sender).  For this reason we recommend that you collect your Warchal strings, check their actual value here and send them when you’ve accumulated a quantity worth shipping.

Adding credit

When we receive your strings we check the number of strings and add credit to the appropriate account.  Strings from other manufacturers will not be accepted.

How to use your credit

Your credit will automatically be deducted from the total price of your purchase when you make your next string order. You can use your credit for Warchal string purchases regardless of whether you are buying for full price or for half-price under the "trial purchase" program.  Credit cannot be used to buy other items (such as rosin, etc.) or to pay for shipping.

Safe and easy communication

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